DJ Hans Kim’s Twitter picture is a photoshopped picture of him in cartoon-like sunglasses, gold chain and backward fitted, standing in front of the Supreme Court with the words “The Supreme Court,” printed on the picture and the word “supreme,” stylized like the popular clothing brand’s emblem, a brand popular among urbanites.
His entire aesthetic is a clear nod to the hip-hop culture that was started by Black people.
Kim is the Asian comedian who has recently gone viral for his unabashed exaltation of his own ignorance. In his joke, particularly making fun of Black girls/women, he remarks on how he came back to the United States (he didn’t name the place but maybe he should’ve stayed a tad longer), that he was shocked to see the Little Mermaid was Black, especially since Black people can’t swim. He then proceeded to use the name Laquisha, a nod to an obviously Black name that is used to stereotype a particular brand of Black woman. There he stands telling this joke on the show “Kill Tony,” where even follicularly challenged-ass Joe Rogan (the one with a biracial step-daughter) even winced, and he’s seen people eat testicles before. Not to mention the crazy sh-t he probably saw on “Fear Factor” as well. The audience chuckles in delight as a young Asian man rubs elbows with them as if to say, “the Blacks, crazy, amirite?”
When Black women rightfully called him to the carpet about his awful jokes, the cultural appropriator dug his little shoes even deeper and mentioned something about Black comedians.
Here’s the thing, I am not and will not condone what those comedians said, but punching up and punching down don’t have the same feeling. Instead of being like, “Hey, maybe I don’t need to make fun of Black girls,” and preserve my personal integrity, he went for it. As a Black woman who can swim, I also know the history behind Black people not being able to swim is directly tied to redlining and other racist tactics that kept Black people from swimming in public pools. The worst part about the stereotype is that people will literally see you swimming and still make reference to it. Many times during the Civil Rights Era, when Black people attempted to use the same pools their tax dollars paid for, the pools were either drained, had caustic substances poured into them to make them inhabitable, or chained up and closed, cause nothing says, ain’t no fun if the Blacks can have some like ruining the experience for everyone. Growing up in Central Florida, I cannot tell you how many times I would go to Wet N’ Wild and have the lifeguards specifically single me out to ask if I could swim, including after I had already gotten off strong swimmer-required rides, without assistance.
The wildest part about DJ Hans’s antics is that while he continued on his anti-Black tirade, even after he was told it was racist.
A look back some years ago and it was the complete opposite. His tweets portrayed that he was, in fact, in solidarity with Black people and against the same racism that his newfound fans now praise. There has long been unnecessary tension between Asian and Black communities because while there are absolutely Asians that stand fully in solidarity with the Black community, there are some who run to kiss white ass and use metaphorically kicking Black people to do so.
There are many Asian merchants who move into Black communities, profiting from Black dollars while disrespecting their Black customer base. Hans is no better than they are. He and Andy Ngo and the like are so quick to get white approval that they’ll forget that the only reason they aren’t hated is because they support white supremacy.
Asian women overwhelmingly choose to partner with white men over Asian women, but yet that incel ire is taken out on Black people instead.